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Re: camlSys__entry vs. FreeBSD kmod

On 11 Jul 2012, at 16:08, PALI Gabor Janos wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 03:23:30PM +0100, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
>> the logic is in the OS.Main.run module in mirage-platform (which implements 
>> an OS
>> module for either POSIX or Xen at the moment, and will have an extra
>> directory for kFreeBSD with your kernel-specific bindings in it).
> Right, I then continue with the investigation of that.
>> Summary: the callbacks working and executing code in the kernel is a very 
>> good thing! :)
> Yeah :-)
> By the way: is there some de-initialization routine for the caml run-time?
> After each kernel module unload, I got this fancy message:
> Warning: memory type caml leaked memory on destroy (10 allocations, 1581136
> bytes leaked).

Good question; can the unload function call a cleanup function?   It would be
nice to be able cancel outstanding Lwt threads, and do a Gc.compact to free
any external resources that have been locked.  Finally, we need to track all
the memory allocated for the OCaml runtime and release that en-masse.  Can
FreeBSD release all memory allocated to a particular pool?  I don't believe
there is a caml_shutdown, but it is easy to modify the runtime to colour pages
that are intended for the OCaml runtime (see byterun/memory.c)




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